MOD has just revealed that it has spent close on Â£1.9 million to date in defence of its nuclear testing programme. This is the amount paid to civilian counsel alone. Its army of civil servants supplying details to the High Court case will be infinitely more. The charade continues. How much more will be paid?- Who knows---. but certain QC's on the case will be planning their retirement on St Kitts and Nevis or wherever. The MOD pursued a similarly expensive court case in defence of the Porton Down Guinea Pigs class action, only to lose ingloriously at vast expense to taxpayers. They will lose again ,but this time the costs will be significant. Money for much needed new warships ---lining Silks' purses. "Ouch!"